Sunday, May 15, 2011

dancing through life.

"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." 
 Friedrich Nietzsche

my neighbor dancing at sunset.

Today I went over to my friend's house to work on a school project. We were supposed to write a song or a poem based on a scene from Macbeth. We ended up with, er, interesting lyrics like, "I should be king of everything, ruler of all, bestest of all." Oh, yeah, it's going to be great. Did I mention we have to perform this in front of the class? What also ended up happening: swimming, eating too much chips and salsa, jumping on the trampoline, and laughing so hard I spit out my drink. Lots of singing and dancing, too.

My hair is all messed up, falling out of a sloppy bun, and it still smells like chlorine. The soles (I wrote 'souls' first) of my feet are sore and slightly browned. These are the perils of dancing, I suppose, but there's also a certain feeling of accomplishment, of wholeness that comes along as well. It's like the quote says; the day is complete now.

And now, while I let my feet rest, I can tuck into a good book (I went to Barnes & Noble yesterday and got two I'd been wanting to read for a while) and a brownie smothered with peanut butter, because that's how they're best.

It's a perfect day for dancing.

Wait, scratch that. It's always a perfect day for dancing.



  1. That brownie looks absolutely delicious! I can't believe I'd never thought of putting peanut butter on a brownie before!

  2. thats such a good idea! i really want a brownie now :P

  3. ...I haven't eaten in a day.
    That brownie is killing me.

  4. what books did you get? :)

  5. 2 things
    1.Peanut butter brownies seem very Delicious
    2. you just got "dancing through life" from wicked stuck in my head
    great post

  6. Katie: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (because I love children's books :) and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Read the first one but not the second one yet.

  7. That brownie looks delish -- I'm a sucker for all things sweet and chocolatey though (especially if they're slathered in either peanut butter or caramel) As a ballet dancer, I know the feeling of having to dance -- love!

    Have a lovely day!

  8. agreed: It's always the perfect day for dancing:) Sounds like you had a lot of fun!


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